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Two men charged in hot tub assault that left women with ripped bikini, bruises (MI)

He later told police he did not know the three women were staying in a condo recently purchased by a new owner. Dean, a condo board member, told police there had been previous problems with strangers trespassing in the hot

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Coroner Identifies Man Killed By Las Vegas Condo Security (NV)

The Clark County Coroner identified a man shot and killed by a security guard Thursday in a Nevada condominium complex.  Trayvone Crocket died after he was shot multiple times by Malik Kendrick, who was a security guard at the Mountainside

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They wanted to impound his vehicle. He threatened them with a rifle. (WA)

He was not going to let anybody take his broken-down car.  A letter from a Fife homeowners association warning the 42-year-old that his inoperable vehicle had to be moved away went ignored.  It didn’t happen.  On Wednesday, the Wapato Pointe

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Going Too Far Down the Rabbit Hole: How Our National Political Discourse Parallels Our Community Association Discourse

It’s hard right now to turn away from the 24/7 news cycle and its discord, rancor and heated rhetoric. When we spend the majority of our time discussing just 20% of the topics which concern us, we cannot commit time

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Man arrested in shooting of northwest valley homeowners association president (NV)

A man was arrested June 14 on suspicion of shooting his homeowners association president at a northwest valley apartment complex.  Eric Leroy, 33, shot at Timothy Rose three times, grazing him on the right side of his face and hitting

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Trial opens in attempted-murder case stemming from Boulder County squirrel dispute (CO)

The trial for a Gunbarrel man accused of shooting his neighbor over a dispute about feeding the local squirrels began Monday as a Boulder County jury will be tasked with determining if the shooting was an attempted murder or an

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Injunction Against Condo Owner Illustrates Just How Ugly Things Can Get

The old adage “don’t let one bad apple spoil the bunch” definitely applies in community association living. Unfortunately, conflicts between boards of directors and recalcitrant unit owners are par for the course in associations, so it is incumbent on the

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Dispute among condo board members lands Boca man in jail (FL)

An altercation between two board members of a Boca Raton condo association landed one in jail this week on a battery charge.  City police arrested Eric Harry Shaw, 73, Tuesday on a charge of battery on a person older than

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How to Handle a Bully in Your Community

Search the term “bullying” on the internet and an array of corresponding stories and images will appear ranging from politicians to school accounts and social media trolls. Recognizing, understanding, and managing bullies has become even more important as the internet

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Chelsea condo heightens security over crazed resident (NY)

A tony Chelsea condo building had to hire extra security to protect residents and staff from an overzealous condo board member, according to its management company.  In a letter to the residents of London Terrace Towers — which include “The

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Homeowners president head-stomped by robber in Broward County (FL)

An attempt to quell a noisy group outside his residential complex caused a homeowners association president to suffer a brutal, head-stomping robbery.  Arthur Burns, 61, president of the Villas of Lakeview Homeowners Association, suffered multiple injuries in the Nov. 4

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Deputies: HOA president arrested for threatening men with gun (FL)

An HOA president is facing criminal charges for threatening a father and his son with a gun in an Orange County neighborhood.  The incident comes amid the fallout over the death of Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman said he was acting

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Fight about truck with HOA president gets man arrested (FL)

A man upset that a Jupiter homeowners’ association had towed his truck was arrested last week after entering the group president’s home and threatening to retaliate, town police said.  John Whitelock Tellam of Miami faces charges of simple assault and

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Man cooking turkey in charcoal pit accuses HOA board member of assault (FL)

A man who had dug a pit, filled it with charcoal and was cooking turkey next to the pool at a development in the 400 block of Ocean Trail said he was attacked by another resident. He claimed the man,

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Chesapeake HOA fires security company after guard charged in death of Pokemon Go player (VA)

We have new details in the shooting death of Jiansheng Chen, a 60-year-old Pokemon Go player who was allegedly shot by a security guard in his own Chesapeake neighborhood.  News 3 is the first to learn the homeowner’s association in

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Security guard accused of murdering 60-year-old grandpa playing Pokémon Go (VA)

A security guard is accused of shooting and killing a 60-year-old Virginia grandfather who was wandering around playing Pokémon Go.  Jiansheng Chen was driving around at 11 p.m. one night in January when he headed toward the parking lot for

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Chesapeake man killed by security guard was playing Pokemon Go, says family’s lawyer

The 60-year-old man who was shot and killed by a security guard in the River Walk neighborhood last week was playing Pokemon Go at the time, according to his family’s lawyer.  Jiansheng Chen was a regular player of the game,

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Security guard shoots, kills man in Chesapeake’s River Walk neighborhood, police say (VA)

A 60-year-old man died after he was shot last night half a mile away from his home in the River Walk neighborhood, according to police.  Officers found Jiansheng Chen, 60, with gunshot wounds just after 11 p.m. Thursday, according to

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Homeowner Chided for Threatening WCA Board and Staff (FL)

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy attended the Jan. 12 meeting of the WCA Board after a resident, appealing a fine, threatened board members prior to the session.  Opening the meeting, Westchase Community Association (WCA) Directors unanimously appointed West Park Village

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Citrus Springs HOA Board Members Brawl During Christmas Party (FL)

Indian River County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at Citrus Springs in Vero Beach about a fight between HOA board members during the community’s Christmas Party.  Deputies met with Chris Goodwin who said he was involved in a dispute

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Sun Ridge Association Threatens News Reporter (NJ)

The battle between frustrated Sun Ridge Association homeowners and its management firm, Premier Management Associates, has heated up.  During an open meeting at the community pool, a homeowner accused representative Victoria Miller of questionable practices. Among the many accusations made

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Oak Lawn Man Upset About Roofers Threatens To Shoot Condo President (IL)

An Oak Lawn man was arrested after he threatened to shoot his condominium association president because he felt workers were looking through his window and not respecting his religious customs, reports said.  (badly edited)    Read the article………….

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Lawyer says he grabbed shotgun from client; he had sought to withdraw from her case (LA)

Currie was seeking to strip a junior lien on her property filed by her condo association in a battle over unpaid monthly dues. The condo association claims Currie owes $18,000, while Currie claims the dues were unfairly apportioned, according to

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Videos show events before B.C. RCMP arrest of elderly couple

The RCMP officers called to the scene of a raucous condo meeting in Coquitlam, B.C. are under investigation for their actions in the arrest of an elderly couple. The contents of a jarring cellphone video showing the elderly man dragged

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South Africa: Man shot dead three neighbours before taking cops‚ guards hostage

Gobey and two other people were gunned down by the man‚ whom‚ EWN reported‚ had had numerous run-ins with the body corporate – the most recent of which was a dispute over a wall built without approval.

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‘Disgruntled’ lawyer killed after shooting 6 people, injuring 3 others, police say (TX)

The TV station reported Delgado said the other incident was threatening emails sent to a man in the complex’s office due to maintenance issues in the suspect’s unit.

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How to Handle Aggression Against HOA Board Members

With many homeowners comes many opinions, and there is usually one owner who believes their opinion is the best

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Dealing with Harassment as a Member of the HOA Board

What if a homeowner is verbally abusive to a member of the board, or to the entire board itself?

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Not guilty verdict in barking dog dispute that ended in nonfatal shooting (CA)

The dispute over barking dogs in a Gibbel Road condo complex in Hemet had lasted a few months, it escalated to a verbal and physical altercation

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Morland Shores HOA president: fatal shooting ‘will never make any sense’ (AL)

she assured her neighbors there was no connection between Lundy and the accused murderer Warren Hardy.

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Puna (HI) man arrested after threat to bring shotgun to community meeting and shoot people

A Puna man was arrested Tuesday (July 19) after he reportedly called a community association employee’s home, threatening to take a shotgun to a future meeting and shoot everyone present.

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Sheriff: Squirrel dispute sparked Gunbarrel shooting (CO)

The altercation in Gunbarrel that left one man shot in the buttocks Thursday and another man facing attempted-murder charges grew out of an argument about the shooting suspect’s habit of feeding peanuts to area squirrels

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Shooting incidents in Trinity River subdivision under investigation (TX)

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects in two recent shooting incidents on CR 1335 in the Trinity River Retreat Subdivision.

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5 Effective Ways to Engage Board Members with Short Fuses

Troublemakers beware: there’s no room for unprofessional behavior on HOA boards

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NSW strata gunman found not guilty (Australia)

Judge Haesler accepted the octogenarian was suffering from paranoid psychosis at the time of the shooting

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Elderly resident, 85, who shot strata manager ‘not mentally fit’ to enter plea

AN ELDERLY man accused of shooting a strata manager during a body corporate meeting allegedly told a resident the previous day not to attend saying, “I prefer no females to be there because I don’t know what is going to

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Slidell (LA) man charged in condo fire with 32 murder attempts

A 58-year-old Slidell man has been charged with aggravated arson and 32 counts of attempted murder in a fire that heavily damaged the Act X Condominium Complex. Prosecutors filed the felony bill of information Monday (Jan. 11) against David Rutledge.

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Free speech or harassment: Aggressive signs roil Linganore neighborhood (MD)

More than a year’s worth of pent-up frustration spilled over at a neighborhood association meeting Monday near New Market.  A crowd of homeowners packed into the Lake Linganore Association headquarters for its monthly board meeting to tell board members that

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Napa (CA) man arrested over threats to deputies

Steven Wildhaber, 68, was arrested Friday morning, two days after he had told sheriff’s office staff that “it would not turn out well” if deputies attempted to serve an eviction notice on his home in Brookside, Capt. Steve Blower said.

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Man, 82, arrested for threatening landscapers (FL)

Vincent Pelliccione, 82, spent Friday night in jail after police say he threatened to kill a group of lawn care workers outside his home at Olympia Pointe near Lehigh Acres.  It all started when Pelliccione says he came home Friday

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Kenny Chesney’s father arrested in golf club attack (of HOA Prez) (IN)

The victim, identified as Jonathan Matthew Jones, president of the local homeowners’ association, had confronted the 72-year-old Chesney for repeatedly allowing his dog to roam unleashed on the club’s grounds.   Read the article………..

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Man writes death threats to neighbors from jail (NM)

Neighbors said a condo owner at the Winrock Villas Condominiums in northeast Albuquerque, has vowed to make their lives miserable, even from jail.  When 66-year-old David Shaykin comes around the condos, it’s enough to terrify neighbors.  “He has threatened to

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Man arrested after HOA altercation (AZ)

A Sahuarita man was arrested last Sunday on suspicion of assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct after an altercation earlier that day at an HOA meeting.   Read more………

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Cop, neighbor shoot each other over water spat (Philippines)

AN argument over water ended in a shooting between a police officer and the acting president of a homeowners’ association in a subdivision in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City yesterday dawn.    Read more……..

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Trial for suspect in condo shooting delayed (FL)

The man charged with shooting a Palm Beach property manager in the head won’t be going to trial this month for attempted first-degree murder.   Read more………

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Man arrested after standoff in Deerfield Plantation (NC)

Police said that Coolbaugh, who was angry with security officers in the neighborhood for telling his son he couldn’t lay out in the sun in the parking lot, approached a security officer and threatened him with a baseball bat.  

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Prosecutor to seek death sentence for man charged in killing 3 Muslims in North Carolina

Police say the shootings were over a long-running dispute over parking at the condominium complex. The victims’ families have said religious bias played a prominent role in the shootings.    Read more……….

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For years, Craig Stephen Hicks was frustrated about parking at Finley Forest

For years, Craig Stephen Hicks had been ranting about parking troubles in the wooded condo community he shared with his wife and hundreds of college students.  He distributed fliers on the windshields of neighbors’ cars. He called tow trucks. Last

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Chapel Hill (NC) murder suspect was banned from calling towing company

The man accused of shooting three Muslims at a Chapel Hill condominium had neighbors’ cars removed so often that he was eventually banned from using the towing company, according to a driver who often tows vehicles from the complex.   Read

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Chapel Hill (NC) Shooting: Neighbor Charged With Murder of 3 Honors Students

A long-running parking dispute between neighbors motivated a man to kill a woman, her newlywed husband and her sister at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina campus, police said Wednesday.   Read more………

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